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Ambassador

Created: 2014.09.24 / Updated: 2017.07.25 15:15

Vidmantas Purlys

Ambassador

Date of birth 17 August, 1971
Place of birth Vilnius, Lithuania

Education

1998 Graduated with Master’s Degree in Political Sciences at the Central European University (Hungary)
1994 Studied at the Institute of Political Sciences in Aarhus (Denmark)
1993 Graduated with bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Vilnius University (Lithuania)

Work experience

Since July 2017 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
2014-2017 Director of the European Countries Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (from January 2017 also acting Political Director)  
2009-2014 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Ireland
2007-2009 Director of the European Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2003-2007 Counsellor, Deputy Director of the European Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2003 Minister Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
1998-2003 Head of the Integration Policy Division of the European Committee under the Government of Lithuania. In January 2001, appointed as a secretary and member of the Lithuanian delegation negotiating accession to the EU
1996-1998 Head of the Defence Planning Division, Ministry of Defence
1995-1996 Chief Specialist at the Division of External and Internal Security Analysis, Ministry of Defence

Miscellaneous

State awards

2015    the Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star of the Kingdom of Sweden
2008    the Commander’s Cross of the Order of the Netherlands
2007    the Commander’s Cross of the Order of the Republic of Portugal
2004    the Knight’s Cross-for Merits to Lithuania

Languages Lithuanian (native), English, Russian
Marital status Married to Dita Purlienė, with one daughter Gabija

 

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